How To Recharge In Minutes: Free Self Care Checklist.
You’re an overtired mom when …
- You go to the bathroom but as soon as you leave the room, your kids urgently need to go to the toilet and are so desperate they can’t wait until you’ve finished!
- You have a shower with one child on the toilet and one trying to clamber into the shower with you.
- You’re cooking a meal, they follow you in and shout requests for drinks and “how long is tea going to be? ” every 2 minutes!
- They never sleep
Parental burnout symptoms
- Feeling parental fatigue
- Being too tired to parent properly
- Feeling overtired
- Being an overwhelmed mum or overwhelmed parent
- Feeling as if you’re not enjoying motherhood
- Feeling tired and grumpy most of the time
- Experiencing lots of stress
- Sleep disruption and insomnia
- Feelings of anxiety
- Feelings of sadness
- Feeling guilty for no reason.
- Not looking after yourself properly
- Self-care deficit
- Not eating properly.
Self-care tips for overtired moms.
Next, write a list of the things you enjoy, download my beautiful free daily self-care checklist by subscribing to our updates here, for ideas and activities you can squeeze into 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes and an hour!
Self Care Checklist.
Balancing motherhood and self
Five-minute breathing exercise.
Some weeks are more hectic than others, and it’s crucial that on those busy weeks you take time to recharge even if it’s only five minutes a day! It’s surprising just how little time it takes to reset your focus.
- Five minutes a day adds up to 35 minutes a week
- 10 minutes a day gives you 70 minutes of self-care per week.
- For a busy mum or a workaholic, this can have a hugely positive impact on your stress levels and productivity.
You may like to schedule a few minutes per day, then, a more significant amount of time weekly or monthly if childcare allows, how much or how little you feel you can devote, is up to you, as long as you are doing some self-care practices.
To enable you to feel great and fill up your self-care deficit you need to make sure you are looking after yourself from the inside.
- Stay hydrated drink plenty of water, I feel better after drinking at least 1 litre of water per day.
- Eat well, eat plenty of fruit and veg, at least five portions of each per day. Reduce your salt, fat and sugar intake.
- Avoid sugary drinks replace sugary drinks with sugar-free varieties or plain water.
- Eat a balanced diet avoid processed and junk food and opt for homemade healthy meals instead.
Self-care tips for tired moms
These suggestions range from 5 minutes to 60 minutes and above. Try to fit at least one into your busy day to help recharge your batteries.
- 5 minutes deep breathing
- 5 minutes lying down
- Paint your nails
- Read a magazine
- Sit outside
- Sit and do nothing
- Go for a walk
- Have a shower
- Read a book
- Walk the dog
- Do some stretches
- Call a friend
- Do some yoga
- Have a long soak in the bath
- Go to the gym
- Go for a run
- Go for a swim
- Go for a coffee
- Meet a friend for lunch
- Have a brisk walk
- Take a nap
- Get a manicure and pedicure
- Get a haircut
- Have a facial or massage.
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